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  1. "We need policies, not Socrates." spittin hot bars i like it
  2. 1. Natal alienation is in a way this idea of slavery, where the slave is dominated and controlled as non-human by its master and is "alienated" by "humans", where the slave's identity is defined by this aspect. 2. General dishonor in the context of anti-blackness is about how blacks will always be viewed as inferior and degraded. Even if the individual has a bunch of positive qualities, the person is still a "slave". 3. Sorry, I don't know about this. 4. Unflinching paradigmatic analysis is the alt that people read for Wilderson-centered anti-blackness K's. Unflinching paradigmatic analysis is a call to "question society's ethics" and pose society's "feet to the fire". It is an ongoing process in which we continually question the civil society, and also reject these instances of anti-blackness by "burning" them, which Wilderson hints at by saying to put society's feet to the fire. Civil society has defined itself in negation to the black body and the only way to solve for this is to join black flesh in the "dance of social death", meaning to metaphysically destroy ourselves because of the ontological position of black, due to the Middle passage. 5. Farley calls for a literal burning down of the world. He cites the Hatian slave revolt, noting how when the slaves burned down San Domingo, this allowed the black slaves to free themselves from their masters. According to Farley, this act of burning down the entire world is the only way to solve for anti-blackness because the world will always view and act antithetically to blacks. 6. I've heard this before, but forgot what it means. Sorry again. 7. Wilderson views social death with an afro-pessimist point of view, believing that blacks have no hope in recovering from this condition of social death, hence the name "afro-pessimism". Wilderson talks about how blacks have NO ontology, but in the sense of subjectivity. Even though things such as the 13th amendment were passed, slavery is still alive through many other forms (prison industrial complex (predominantly black and prisoners are forced into a recreation of the slave-master binary) , education system (there is a significantly higher percentage of blacks who are expelled from schools, despite a white majority in US schools) , etc.) Civil society exploits these black bodies out of pure necessity, because the only way humans can define themselves as humans is if there is an "anti-human", which is now the slave. Many other authors have different interpretation of anti-blackness, such as Moten and Yancy, but this is just a brief summary of Wilderson's philosophy. 8. Wilderson talks about two different types of vertigo, subjective and objective. Subjective vertigo is "vertigo of the event", anxiety that is created with a known and warranted cause. Objective vertigo is vertigo that is does not have this "tangible" cause, but is instead insinuated naturally, structural violence. Wilderson isolates how blacks are susceptible to both of these kinds of vertigo, which is why black suffering is one without analogy, because it is the only kind that serves as a crossroad due the "performative contingency" to inflict this violence onto blacks. I hope I helped out at least somewhat, I might be wrong on a few details, so if anyone has anything to say, please correct me.
  3. If you want to look at examples of Asian related K's in regards to the model minority, I recommend looking at Centennial KK's wiki from 2013, here's a link, http://hspolicy13.debatecoaches.org/bin/Centennial+MD/WebHome.htm. To give a brief summary, Asians have been portrayed as "model minorities". Compared to other minorities, Asians are stereotypically thought of as intelligent and wealthy. This leads to Asians being viewed as privileged, when for a variety of reasons this is not true (i.e. Asians have been denied social services before because they were viewed as having already "succeeded"), which not only continues Asian oppression, but justifies other oppression as well. I recommend reading http://scholarship.law.berkeley.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1740&context=californialawreview (especially pages 1258-1260)
  4. I like to read an anti-blackness K centered around Moten for identity affs that deal with things such as trans rage and feminism. I basically say that an intersectional approach beginning with the starting point of black optimism is the only way to create effective change. I also agree with Miro, I think cap's fine.
  5. I think we have a bigger problem here. Edit: In all seriousness, I heard UTNIF isn't too shabby.
  6. I really don't know a lot about colonialism literature so I can't really help you out there, but I think that writing your own K is a good idea, especially if you want to become more familiar with them. Besides the standard Cap k, I reccomend writing a security K. Basically, the security K says that action that is based off of securitized logic causes us to act irrationally and ultimately puts ourselves in a worse position (ie, the US invaded Iraq just because there was a chance of a nuclear weapon, this ultimately escalated into violent conflict). Some authors for security iclude Ahmed, Giroux, Neocleous, etc. There are also some security k's on open evidence that you can look at.
  7. I need some of this stuff also
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